Amidst Global Reach Of Virus, Medical Workers In Hong Kong Wants To Ban Chinese Visitors In City
MEDICAL WORKERS IN HONG KONG – As the outbreak of the new Wuhan coronavirus continued in China, several countries and independent states have expressed their concern regarding the virus.
Some countries are stepping up an extra preventative measures to ensure that their residents are safe from the virus.
Meanwhile, several medical workers from Hong Kong have urged the government to ban the entry of Chinese in the city. The HA Employees Alliance, which claimed to represent 6k members have issued 5 demands:
- Completely banning any visitors from entering Hong Kong through its border with China
- Urging citizens to wear face masks
- Providing enough isolation wards and stopping non-emergency services in hospitals
- Ensuring patients follow isolation orders
- Providing enough resources for medical workers
According to a report from CNN, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam denounced medical workers threatened to strike on Saturday. Along with this, he also ruled out border withing China.
It is inappropriate and unrealistic for us to hastily cut all the traffic with mainland China,
I urge everyone not to use a fierce, confrontational attitude to fight for your demands.
In addition, James Tien, a former pro-Beijing lawmaker, and leader of the Liberal Pary recommended sealing its borders with China for a month.
It is a matter of life and death, I hope the government will take extraordinary measure at this extraordinary time, and fight the epidemic together with Hong Kong people,
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